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Ariel Castro Sentencing

Ariel Castro Wrote Out Bible Verses Before Suicide

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a sheet attached to a window hinge in his pris...

On The Move

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man who held three women captive in his home for a decade and repeatedly raped them has been moved from one state prison to...

Fund For Ohio Kidnapping Victims Spikes After Castro Sentencing

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

A fund set up for the three Cleveland women held captive for a decade topped $1.3 million after their kidnapper was sentenced on Thursday. After Ar...

'Calm And Cooperative'

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been moved to a ...

Kidnapping Victim Returns To Neighborhood Where She Was Held Captive

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Residents of the Cleveland neighborhood where three women were held captive for a decade say one of the women visited the neighborh...

Stories People Tell to Feel Okay -- Ariel Castro and Tony Bennett

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime
Stanton Peele

Castro illustrated the extreme dimensions that human self-justification can take in a long, rambling statement that touched the following points and more.

'This Sicko Fool Has A Lot Of Nerve'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

Even as Ariel Castro accepted responsibility for raping and torturing three women, he shocked a packed courtroom Thursday, insisting that he's a "good...

Excerpts From Castro, Knight, Others At Trial

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

-- Excerpts of testimony at Thursday's sentencing of convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro: EXCERPTS FROM CASTRO'S TESTIMONY:...

'We Said We'll All Get Out Alive Someday'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Free and safe, one of three women kidnapped and raped over a decade in a ramshackle home smiled lightly as her tormentor was led out of c...


Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro was handed a sentence Thursday that will imprison him for the rest of his life as punishment for the abduction and nearly decade-long tor...

WATCH: 'I Am Not A Monster'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

In a rambling statement before a packed court, Ariel Castro denied being abusive and claimed he was addicted to porn. 'I'm not a violent person," ...

Castro Abandoned Love Life To 'Successfully Undertake Kidnapping'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro abandoned his love life in order to successfully hold his victims hostage "without any interruption," prosecutors said in a sentencing me...

WATCH LIVE: Sentencing Of Ariel Castro

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man charged with keeping three women captive in his home for over a decade, will be sentenced today. Cuyahoga County prosecu...

Victims' Diaries Talk Of Being Treated Like Animals In Castro Case

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentenc...

Evidence At Sentencing Will Prove Castro Is A Monster: Prosecuter

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on...